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  • Writer's pictureCraig Whitaker

Wired or Wireless Surveillance Cameras?

Whether it’s the need to keep an eye on your home while away or heightened safety concerns, more people are turning to surveillance cameras for peace of mind. But when it comes to choosing between wireless or wired cameras, which is the better option? Before we delve further, it's essential to clarify that we're discussing surveillance cameras here, not security cameras. Security cameras are typically connected to a monitoring center, whereas surveillance cameras are not.


While the initial investment may be higher with wired cameras, they prove to be more cost-effective in the long run, especially when considering the ongoing expense of replacing batteries. Here are the top four reasons why we recommend wired surveillance cameras:


Stability and Reliability: Wireless cameras are susceptible to interference from other wireless devices and can experience signal disruptions due to environmental factors such as walls, trees, or other obstacles. Wired cameras circumvent these interference issues, providing greater stability and reliability.


Consistent Power Supply: Wired cameras are powered through a continuous physical connection, eliminating the need for battery changes or recharging. This ensures uninterrupted operation, allowing wired cameras to function 24/7 without any downtime.


Higher Quality Video: Wired cameras are not restricted by bandwidth limitations or signal interference, resulting in higher resolution video and images compared to their wireless counterparts. This translates to clearer and more detailed footage, essential for effective surveillance.


Security: Wireless cameras, like most wireless devices, are more susceptible to hacking or signal interception. Wired cameras offer enhanced security as they are not as vulnerable to such external threats.


In summary, while wireless cameras offer convenience and flexibility in installation, wired surveillance cameras provide superior stability, reliability, video quality, and security, making them the preferred choice for many surveillance applications, especially where consistent performance is paramount.


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